According to the mainstream media, the people who not only consider themselves to be gatekeepers of all information we should be allowed to know, but arbiters of how and what people should think, the main problem when it comes to gun violence in the United States is the angry white male perpetuating the mass shootings that the legacy alphabet soup “news” agencies dwell over.
According to statistics compiled by Daniel Greenfield of Frontpage Magazine, those shootings are a drop in the bucket of overall gun-related crimes.
Around the same time that the media was focused on the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, 60 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend. 24 of those people were shot in four hours.
Baltimore reached its 200th murder victim of the year during its “Ceasefire Weekend”.
4 people were killed in 4 days in Kansas City. 6 men were shot in Philly during the filming of a rap video.
Even in Toronto, 15 people were wounded in shootings over the weekend. Over 350 people have been shot this year in the Canadian city which has gun control, no NRA, and none of the usual excuses.
And that doesn’t count New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, Washington, D.C., Miami and any number of other places where murder by firearm is a thing.
Furthermore, more gun violence is perpetrated by non-Caucasians, which is contrary to the popular narrative. Greenfield lays out the issue.
The perception that mass shootings are a “white man’s problem” lingers around the country because white mass shooters tend to get more publicity. And, the twisted young male who goes on a public shooting spree fits a certain kind of media narrative. But when we actually study the mass shootings that took place in 2019, it’s clear that Patrick Crusius and Connor Betts are not the norm, but aberrations.
Mass shooters have no particular ideology. Crusius and Betts were opposites ideologically. (Though both cared deeply about the environment.) Nor are mass shooters a white problem or a black problem. Over the same bloody weekend, William Patrick Williams, who is African-American, appeared in court after being arrested by the FBI for planning to shoot up a Texas hotel with an AK-47 rifle.
Looking at the data from the Mass Shooting Tracker, widely utilized by the media, as of this writing, of the 72 mass shooters, perpetrators in shootings that killed or wounded 4 or more people, whose race is known, 21 were white, 37 were black, 8 were Latino, and 6 were members of other groups.
51% of mass shooters in 2019 were black, 29% were white, and 11% were Latino.
Three mass shooters were Asian, two were American Indian and one was Arab.
That doesn’t match what the people who control information to the masses want us to know. Amazing what individuals doing their own research can find out when one takes the time to look.